Coin Specifications

Category: Modern Commemoratives (1982-Date)
Mint: West Point
Mintage: 13,273
Obverse Designer: Ben Sowards & Don Everhart
Reverse Designer: Ron Sanders & Joseph Menna
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: .2419oz
Melt Value: $297.39 (7/17/2018)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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2016 W MARK TWAIN $5 PF obverse 2016 W MARK TWAIN $5 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pseudonym Mark Twain, was born in Florida, MO on November 30th, 1835. There are few American authors who have influenced the nation's culture more than Twain. Almost all of his books are still and print and have been translated into 75 languages. His books offer a window into the tumultuous period following the Civil War and show the vast economic inequalities of the Gilded Age.

In honor of Mark Twain's impact on the country and its culture, Congress authorized the minting of up to 100,000 gold $5 pieces and 500,000 silver dollars. The coins both feature Twain on the obverse, and have scenes from some of his most famous works on the reverse (and on the obverse as well on the silver dollars.)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/2/2016

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2016 W MARK TWAIN $5 PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 534
Low Grade: 69
Average Grade: 69
High Grade: 70

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/16/2018 2016 W MARK TWAIN $5 PF Ultra Cameo
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5/29/2011 PCGS PF 69   Ultra Cameo Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1422 $374.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 2016 $5 PF W MARK TWAIN Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3663813954094234454634775025155395636206847548299499741005103610811233
3713864004144304514684855065235475826417077798699579841015105111320
0000004684855065235475826417077798699579841015105100
0000004724945115315556016637318049099669951026106600
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Grade: PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO EARLY RELEASES
Points: 1233
Owner: Alaska Coin Nut
 
Grade: PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 1233
Owner: CCFFG
 
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